Making this day count.

Today is 9/11 - a day we will all remember. It is the anniversary of a terrible day that changed the world. Today there are events that mark the day, and to remember the lost. 

As it unfolds, my thoughts go back to that day ten years ago and I remember. I wonder what brought those people to do those horrible acts. It is unthinkable. And my thoughts drive me to do something.

I am resolved to do my little bit to make the world a better place. I am afforded countless opportunities through each and every day. I will take the time to contact a friend. I'll spend time with those I love. 

I'll do my best to be courteous in traffic, to yield to those who are in a hurry to get by. I'll smile to everyone I greet through the day. I'll take the time to say thank you to those who serve me. I'll tip generously, no matter what the service may have been.

Those I work with I will seek to serve, to make their jobs easier to do. I will remember to pat my crew on the back and celebrate the wonderful things we create each day - no matter how little progress may have been made. I won't sweat the small stuff, or little mistakes. The bigger mistakes will serve as a learning experience and not ruin my day nor the day of those around me.

I'll do my best to make the world I come in contact with a little brighter. I'll design my work to bring a smile to those who see or experience it. Perhaps for a short while their cares might diminish.

I cannot change the entire world. It would be impossible. But I can change the little world I live in for the better. I can make all those I come into contact with have a little brighter day. 

This is my pledge on this 9/11 day.

-grampa dan

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